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Exploring Student Loneliness in Higher Education

A Discursive Psychology Approach

Authors: Oakley, Lee

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  • Focuses on student experiences of loneliness in UK higher education institutions
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  • Uses Discourse Analysis to explore how undergraduate students manage social identities when disclosing feelings of loneliness
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  • Ties in with the current media interest in student mental health at university.
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This book is an in-depth qualitative linguistic study of loneliness disclosures in interviews with undergraduate students in the UK. While much loneliness research has been undertaken in the areas of psychology, social policy and education, such studies have prioritised the social factors behind mental distress without paying explicit attention to the medium in which such distress is communicated and embodied (i.e. language). This monograph supplements this growing body of work by arguing for a stronger focus on the insights which linguistic analysis can provide for investigating how and why loneliness is disclosed by Higher Education students. This book is the first study to address discourses of loneliness in Higher Education specifically from a linguistic perspective, and will be of interest to education and healthcare professionals, counselling and welfare providers, and students and scholars of discourse analysis and linguistics. 


About the authors

Lee Oakley is a Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Portsmouth, UK.

Reviews

β€œIn this very timely and topical book, the author breaks with the dominant quantitative paradigm in order to focus on the detail of narrated experience of loneliness.” (Dariusz Galasinski, Professor of Discourse and Cultural Studies, University of Wolverhampton, UK)

β€œA timely and important work, providing sensitive and perceptive analysis into a long-neglected challenge facing students in UK higher education today. Highly recommended reading for all who seek a greater understanding of their students' experiences.” (Sarah Turner, Lecturer in English (Stylistics), Coventry University, UK)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-35675-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exploring Student Loneliness in Higher Education
Book Subtitle
A Discursive Psychology Approach
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-35675-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-35675-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-35674-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 185
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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